Guwahati, Friday, September 28, 2012
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Flood situation looking up
STAFF REPORTER
 GUWAHATI, Sept 27 – The flood situation in the city has improved with the recession in the water level of the Brahmaputra. In the city, the water level of the river receded by 53 cm at 3 pm today, sources in the Water Resources Department said.

The recession in the Brahmaputra water level has also freed the Agyathuri-Hajo PWD Road from inundation. The road was under water for the past about four days near Agyathuri.

Flood water has receded in Chunchali, Pandu, Garigaon, Dharapur etc areas of the city. The waterlogging problem caused in Uzanbazar MC Road area by storm water was solved by the Mechanical Division of the WRD with the application of five diesel pump sets at Naojan on Tuesday.

Refuting reports published in a section of the press, sources told this newspaper that none of the sluice gates on the city’s natural channels has the problem of leakage. Moreover, the sluice gates on the Bondajan, the Bharalu and the Khanajan are closed for the past about a week and they are in good condition.

The problem of erosion has not been faced in any part of the city so far, said the sources.

The floodwater of the Brahmaputra posed serious threats to various parts of the city like Pandu, Garigaon and Dharapur.

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